My Makeup Brush Set- Wooden Brushes

Happy New Year everyone! I’m pretty excited about this year and am definitely anticipating a lot of joy, family, travel adventures, and fun. Welcome to my first blog post of the year! I received this brush set from My Makeup Brush Set and thought it would be fun to do a date night look to test them out. These brushes are really soft! There’s a mixture of synthetic and natural hair bristles, and every brush you need to do any kind of makeup look. As a makeup artist it’s always nice having multiple brushes on hand. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the majority of the brushes! I did have a couple of the eyeshadow brushes shed a couple bristles, but they applied the shadow evenly and I was able to buff in the pigment nicely. If you’re in need of some new brushes and are on a budget, I recommend giving them a try. This 32 piece brush set with the case is just under $30 which is a pretty great deal! There’s a huge variety of shadow brushes, smudge brushes and powder brushes, and it includes a brow comb, lip brushes, and two fan brushes. For this look I used the IT CC Cream for my foundation, a Too Faced bronzer, the Becca Champagne Pop highlighter, the Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday Suit, a Dior eyeshadow palette called Embrace, the black Stila Liquid Eyeliner, and the Dior It Lash mascara. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a full face of makeup! I’ve been really into more natural and quick makeup looks, but it was fun to dig into all my products. If you all enjoy makeup posts, let me know and I’ll do some more of them this year! Much love to all reading this and thanks for the support. Be blessed this year! -Love, Kari


Caviar Anti-Aging Color Hold Haircare by Alterna

By far some of the best haircare products that I’ve experienced are the Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold products by Alterna. I just recently used the last of my bottles and really wanting to get more! For the few months I had the products, my platinum hair had never been more healthy, shiny, and vibrant. I really felt like my hair stayed really white and never turned brassy the way it normally does. The shampoo and conditioner alone work wonders, especially the conditioner. I’m always searching for conditioners that leave my hair feeling extra silky and soft, which is generally hard to accomplish when you bleach your hair. I honestly didn’t realize how much of a difference these products made until I ran out and stopped using them. After shampooing and conditioning and getting out of the shower, I followed with the Infinite Color Hold Vibrancy Serum. I would also use this product during the day on dry hair to tame any fly aways, and to keep it nourished. I loved how smooth and hydrated my hair felt, and loved how it helped keep it so bright. I also loved how the serum was clear and not tinted yellow, which I find helps prevent brassy tones as well. I still have a little bit left of the Infinite Color Hold Top Coat Shine Spray. I use this product on damp and dry hair as well and I love how vibrant and shiny it makes it. All of these products contain the Caviar extract which is a naturally concentrated rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, Age-Control Complex to address chemical, environmental and natural aging, and                                                                                     Seasilk, which is a blend of marine botanicals for  intense moisture. Every Caviar product is also 100% free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic colors. And, the bonus is that Alterna products always smell amazing! My husband always compliments how good I smell after I use them 🙂 I highly recommend these products and know you will love them. Not just for platinum blondes but for anyone that colors their hair and wants it to look bright, vibrant, silky, and healthy! You can find all these products and others by Alterna here: